Dealing with the emotions around your reputation
Taking your time
Working on a reputation with yourself
The most important reputation that you will have to repair is the one to yourself. The repercussions of your active addiction may leave you looking inward and saying “I can’t believe I am such a bad person” or “I can’t believe that I did something”. That may be a natural feeling, but the focus needs to now be on moving forward and what you are doing about your new way of life. Not looking back at all of the shortcomings. Those decisions do not define you moving forward.
Ultimately, consistently making the right decisions will change your reputation to yourself and others in recovery. The most important thing to remember that any of these things take TIME, and my first sponsor told me that TIME stands for Things I Must Earn. So, make sure you give yourself a break and make those decisions mindfully, and EARN your reputations back.